Code of Conduct

Students admitting themselves at Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya are strictly bound by the Rules and Regulations prescribed by the college.

After obtaining the Identity Cards on the admission in the college, it is compulsory for every student to have His / Her photograph affixed on the card, duly attested and must carry the ID Card while entering the college premises.

As a part of college discipline, every student must follow the Dress Code prescribed by the college.

Students must attend the Lectures and Tutorials as per college Time Table on all the working days of the college. Students need to obtain prior permission from the Principal, in the case of emergency. In case of illness student must produce a Medical Certificate.

Students falling short of adequate attendance as per the University rules may face stern action by the college against them.

Students must maintain the orderly conduct inside or outside of the college.

No money in any form, can be collected by any student without the prior permission of the Principal.

Smoking Cigarettes or Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the college premises.

Students are expected to take proper care of college property and to help in keeping the premises neat and clean. Causing damage to the property of the College, e.g. disfiguring walls, doors, fittings, or breaking furniture, etc., is a breach of discipline and the guilty will be duly punished.

Students must take care of their own belongings, College is not responsible for any kind of loss.

Insubordination, discourteous language and misconduct in behaviour by the student are sufficient evidences for a student to be suspended from the college.

All the college activities are strictly conducted with the prior permission of the Principal and the Teacher in Charge.

Students applying for any Certificates or Testimonials must contact the office first.

If the students are found using unfair means during the Examinations, shall be facing stern action (as per the University rules) against them by the college authorities.

Students must read the Notice Board regularly for important announcements made by the college authorities . Students shall not be excused or given any concession on the grounds of ignorance.

Use of Cell Phones is prohibited in the college premises.

Students cannot use college's name for the private events, violation may lead to strict action by the college authorities.

Ragging is totally prohibited in the College & anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively is liable to be punished in accordance with the regulations.

Matters not covered under the existing rules will rest at the sole discretion of the Principal and college Authorities.

[A].Conduct The codes depicted underneath shall apply to all sorts of conduct of students within the College premises and their off-campus mannerisms which may have serious consequences or adverse impact on the Institution’s interests or reputation. At the time of admission, each student would have to sign a statement consenting to abide by the framed codes and should also affirm undertakings that,
(i) The student shall be regular in the classes and must complete his/her studies in the Institute.
(ii) In the event, the student is forced to discontinue studies for any legitimate reason, he/she may be relieved from the Institution subject to the written consent of the College Authority.
(iii) In case of relieving the student, he/she shall have to clear all pending dues and if the student had joined the Institute on a scholarship, the said grant shall be revoked. The College believes in promoting a safe and efficient climate by enforcing behavioural standards. All students must uphold academic integrity, be respectful to all persons, to their rights, to the college property and to the safety of others. All students must deter from indulging in any and all forms of misconduct including partaking in any activity off-campus which may affect the Institute’s interests and reputation substantially. The various forms of Misconduct, the Students should refrain from, include:
1. Any act of discrimination (physical or verbal) based on an individual’s gender identity, caste, race, religion or religious beliefs, colour, region, language, disability, marital or family status, physical or mental disability etc.
2. Intentionally damaging or destroying Institute’s property or property of other students and/or Faculty members & Support staffs.
3. Any disruptive activity in a class room or in an event sponsored by the College.
4. Inability to produce the identity card, issued by the Institution, or refusing to produce it on demand by campus security personnel.
5. Participating in activities including i) Organizing meetings and processions without permission from the Institution. ii) Accepting membership of religious or terrorist groups banned by the Institution and/or by the Government of India iii) Unauthorized possession, carrying or use of any weapon, ammunition, explosives or potential weapons, fireworks contrary to law or policy. iv) Unauthorized possession or use of harmful chemicals and banned drugs. v) Smoking within the College campus. vi) Possessing, consuming, distributing, selling of alcohol in the Institute and/or throwing empty bottles on the campus of the Institute. vii) Parking a vehicle in a no parking zone or in the area earmarked for parking of other type of motor vehicles, cycles etc. viii) Rash driving on the campus that may cause any inconvenience to others. ix) Not disclosing a pre-existing health condition, either physical or psychological which may cause hindrance to the academic progress of the student. x) Pilfering or unauthorized access to the resources of others. xi) Misdemeanour and/or exhibiting disruptive attitude at the time of Students’ body elections or during any activity of the Institute. xii) Engaging in disorderly, lewd or indecent conduct including, but not limited to, creating unreasonable noise, pushing and shoving, inciting or participating in a riotous or group disruption at the Institute.
6. Students are expected not to interact, on behalf of the Institution, with media representatives or invite media persons on to the campus without the permission of the Institute authorities.
7. Students are not permitted to do recording of either audio or video of the lectures delivered in class rooms, actions of other students, faculty or staff without prior permission.
8. Students are not permitted to provide audio and video clippings of any activity on the campus to print and/or electronic media without prior permission.
9. Students are expected to be careful and responsible and exercise restraints while using the Social Media. They should desist from posting derogatory comments about other individuals of the Institute and refrain from indulging in such other related activities having grave ramifications on the reputation of the Institute.
10. Thievery or abuse of Institution’s computers and/or other ICT instruments and Institution’s services are not allowed. Unauthorized entry, tampering of property or facilities of private residences of Teaching/Support staff, offices, classrooms, LAN connectivity and other restricted facilities and interference with the work of others is punishable.
11. Causing damage to, or destruction of any property of the College, or any property of others on the Institution premises would invite punishment.
12. Making video/audio recording, taking photographs, or streaming audio/video of any person in a location causing thoroughfare into the person’s privacy without his/her knowledge or consent, is punishable. . If there is a case against a student for any possible breach of the mentioned codes of conduct, then a committee will be formed, which shall inquire into the alleged violation and accordingly recommend suitable disciplinary action against the said student. The committee may give a hearing to the student to ascertain the misconduct and suggest one or more disciplinary actions based on the nature of misconduct.

[B]. Academic Integrity Academic integrity is essential for the success of an Institution and its research missions as well, and hence its violation constitutes a serious offence. The Policy on academic integrity, forms an integral part of the Code which applies to all students of the Institution to which they should adhere. Failure to uphold these principles threatens both the reputation of the Institution and the value of the degrees awarded to its students. Every pupil of the Institution should feel responsible to ensure the highest standards of academic integrity. The principles of academic integrity require that a student should i) ii) properly acknowledges and cites use of the ideas, results, material or words of others. Properly acknowledge all contributors to a given piece of work. Iii) Make sure that all assignments in a course are submitted by his/her own. Iv) Perform academic activities without the aid of impermissible materials or collaboration by obtaining all data or results by ethical means and reports them accurately without suppressing any results inconsistent with his/her interpretation or conclusions. V) Have right to pursue their educational goals without interference. Vi) Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
(a) Plagiarism: Plagiarism means the use of materials, ideas, figures, codes or data as one’s own, without appropriately acknowledging the original source. This may involve submission of material, verbatim or paraphrased, that is authored by another person or published earlier by oneself. Examples of plagiarism include:
(1) Reproducing, in whole or part, text/sentences from a report, book, thesis, publication or the internet.
(2) Reproducing one’s own previously published data, illustrations, figures, images, or someone else’s data, etc.
(3) Taking material from class-notes or incorporating material from the internet graphs, drawings, photographs, diagrams, tables, spreadsheets, computer programs, or other non-textual material from other sources into one’s class reports, presentations, manuscripts, research papers or thesis without proper attribution.
(4) Self plagiarism which constitutes copying verbatim from one’s own earlier published work in a journal or conference proceedings without appropriate citations.
(5) Submitting a purchased or downloaded term paper or other materials to satisfy a course requirement.
(6) Paraphrasing or changing an author’s words or style without citation.
(b) Cheating: Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Copying during examinations, and copying of homework assignments, term papers, theses or manuscripts.
(2) Allowing or facilitating copying, or writing a report or taking examination for someone else.
(3) Using unauthorized material, copying, collaborating when not authorized, and purchasing or borrowing papers or material from various sources.
(4) Fabricating (making up) or falsifying (manipulating) data and reporting them in thesis and publications.
(5)Creating sources, or citations that do not exist
(6) Altering previously evaluated and re-submitting the work for re-evaluation
(7) Signing another student’s name on an assignment, report, research paper, thesis or attendance sheet.
(c) Conflict of Interest: A clash of personal or private interests with professional activities can lead to a potential conflict of interest, in diverse activities such as teaching, research, publication, working on committees, research funding and consultancy. It is necessary to protect actual professional independence, objectivity and commitment, and also to avoid an appearance of any impropriety arising from conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest is not restricted to personal financial gain; it extends to a large gamut of professional academic activities including peer reviewing, serving on various committees, which may, for example, oversee funding or give recognition, as well as influencing public policy. To promote transparency and enhance credibility, potential conflicts of interests must be disclosed in writing to appropriate authorities, so that a considered decision can be made on a case-by-case basis. Some additional information is available also in the section below dealing with resources.

[C]. Anti-Ragging The Institution has a coherent and an effective anti-ragging policy in place which is based on the ‘UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘UGC Regulations’). The UGC Regulations have been framed in view of the directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to prevent and prohibit ragging in all Indian Educational Institutions and Colleges. The said UGC Regulations shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Institution. Ragging constitutes one or more of the following acts:
a) any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any student;
b) indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any other student;
c) asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such a student;
d) any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any student;
e) exploiting the services of a student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students;
f) any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a student by other students;
g) any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
h) any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to any other student ;
i) any act that affects the mental health and self- confidence of any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any other student. Anti-Ragging Committee: The Anti-Ragging Committee shall examine all complaints of antiragging and come out with recommendation based on the nature of the incident.
Anti-Ragging Squad: To render assistance to students, an Anti-Ragging Squad, which is a smaller body, has also been constituted consisting of various members of the campus community. The said Squad shall keep a vigil on ragging incidents taking place in the community and undertake patrolling functions. Students may note that the Squad is active and alert at all times and are empowered to inspect places of potential ragging, and also make surprise raids in hostels and other hotspots in the College. The Squad can also investigate incidents of ragging and make recommendations to the AntiRagging Committee and shall work under the guidance of the Anti-Ragging Committee. A student found guilty by the committee will attract one or more of the following punishments, as imposed by the Anti-Ragging Committee:
a) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
B) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
C) Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
D) Withholding results.
E) Debarring from undertaking any collaborative work or attending national or international conferences/symposia/meeting to present his/her research work.
F) Suspension/ expulsion from the hostels and mess.
G) Cancellation of admission.
H) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
I) In cases where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institute shall resort to collective punishment.
J) If need be, in view of the intensity of the act of ragging committed, a First Information Report (FIR) shall be filed by the Institute with the local police authorities. The Anti- Ragging Committee of the Institute shall take appropriate decision, including imposition of punishment, depending on the facts and circumstances of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.

[D]. Gender Discrimination and Allied Harassment: The Institution’s stand on prevention and prohibition of sexual harassment at workplace shall apply mutatis mutandis to the students of the Institute which can be accessed and reviewed by the students as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Students should note that sexual misconduct or harassment encompasses a range of conduct, including but not limited to sexual assault, unwanted touching or persistent unwelcome comments, e-mails, or pictures of an insulting or degrading sexual nature, which may constitute harassment, which shall depend of the circumstances of each case.

UNIFORM STATUTES


GOVERNING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF TEACHERS WORKING IN UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS, CONDUCTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONS



[FRAMED UNDER SECTION 72 (10) READ WITH SECTION 71 (20) OF THE MAHARASHTRA PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES ACT, 2016]



S.94. Code of Professional Ethics

(1) Teachers and their rights:

The Teachers shall enjoy full civic and political rights as provided by the Indian Constitution. The teachers shall have a right to adequate emoluments, and academic freedom, social position, just conditions of service, professional independence and adequate social insurance.

(2) The Code of Professional Ethics:

(a) The teachers and their responsibilities:

Any person who takes teaching as profession assumes the obligation to 65 conduct himself in accordance with the ideals of the profession. The teacher is constantly under the scrutiny of his/her students and the society at large. Therefore, every teacher shall see that there is no incompatibility between his/her precepts and practice. The national ideals of education which have already been set forth and which he/she should seek to inculcate among students must be his/her own ideals, duly reflecting in his conduct. The profession further requires that the teacher shall be calm, patient and communicative by temperament and amiable in disposition.

A teacher shall

i. Adhere to a responsible pattern of conduct and demean or expected of him/her by his/her peers and the community.

ii. Manage his/her private affairs in a manner consistent with the dignity of the profession.

iii. Seek to make professional growth continuous through study and research, writing and decent conduct.

iv. Express free and frank opinion by active participation at professional meetings, seminars, conferences, etc. towards the contribution of knowledge.

v. Maintain active membership of professional organizations, subscribing academic/subject periodicals, and strive to improve education and profession through them.

vi. Perform his/her duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical and seminar work conscientiously and with dedication.

vii. co-operate and assist in carrying out functions relating to the educational responsibilities of the University such as: assisting in appraising applications for admission, advising and counselling students as well as assisting in the conduct of University and College examinations, including supervision, invigilation and evaluation, and

viii. Participate in extension, co-curricular and extracurricular activities including community service.

(b) Teachers and the students:

The teacher shall

i. Respect the right and dignity of the student in expressing his/her opinion.

ii. Deal justly and impartially with students regardless of their religion, caste, sex, political, economic, social and physical status.

iii. Recognize the difference in aptitude and capabilities among students and strive to meet their individual needs.

iv. Encourage students to improve their attainments, develop their 66 personalities and at the same time contribute to community welfare.

v. Inculcate among students scientific, progressive and rational outlook and respect for physical labour and ideals of democracy, patriotism and peace.

vi. Be affectionate to the students and not behave in a vindictive manner towards any of them for any reason.

vii. Pay attention to only the attainment of the student in the assessment of merit.

viii. Make himself available to the students even beyond their class hours and help and guide them without any remuneration or reward.

ix. Aid students to develop an understanding of our national heritage and national goals, and

x. Refrain from inciting students against other students, colleagues or administration.

(c) Teachers and Colleagues:

The teachers shall always

i. Treat other members of the profession in the same manner as they themselves wish to be treated,

ii. Speak respectfully of other teachers and render assistance for professional betterment,

iii. Refrain from lodging unsubstantiated allegations against colleagues to higher authorities,

iv. Refrain from exploiting considerations of caste, creed, religion, race or gender in their professional endeavour,

v. Be thoroughly social and humane, democratic and rational, towards other teachers,

vi. Strive at any cost to remove and wash out the local tensions and controversies and disputes.

vii. Believe in union and unity of the colleagues.

(d) Teachers and authorities:

The teachers shall

i. Discharge their professional responsibilities according to the existing rules and adhere to procedure and methods consistent with their profession in initiating steps through their own institutional bodies and/or professional organizations for change of any such rule detrimental to the professional interest.

ii. Not undertake any other employment and commitment including private tuitions and coaching classes;

iii. Co-operate in the formulation of policies of the institution by 67 accepting various offices and discharge responsibilities which such offices may demand;

iv. Co-operate with the authorities for the betterment of the institutions keeping in view the interest and in conformity with dignity of the profession;

v. Should adhere to the conditions of contract;

vi. Give and expect due notice before a change of position is made; and

vii. Refrain from availing themselves of leave except on unavoidable grounds and as far as practicable with prior intimation, keeping in view their particular responsibility for completion of academic schedule.

(e) Teachers and nonteaching employees:

i. The teachers should treat the non-teaching employees as colleagues and equal partners in a co-operative undertaking, within every educational institution.

ii. The teachers should help in the function of joint staff council covering both teachers and the nonteaching employees.

(f) Teachers and guardians:

The teachers shall try to see through teachers' bodies and organizations that institutions maintain contact with the guardians of their students, send report of their performance to the guardians whenever necessary and meet the guardians in meetings convened for the purpose for mutual exchange of ideas and for the benefit of the institution.

(g) Teachers and Society:

The teachers shall

i. Recognize that education is a public service and strive to keep the public informed of the ducational programmes which are being provided.

i. Work to improve education in the community and strengthen the community’s moral and intellectual life.

i. Be aware of social and economical problems and take part in such activities as would be conducive to the progress of society and hence the country as a whole.

i. Perform the duties of citizenship, participate in community activities and shoulder responsibilities of public office.

i. Refrain from taking part in or subscribing to or assisting in any way, activities which tend to promote feeling of hatred or enmity among different communities, relations or linguistic groups but actively work for National Integration.

Non Teaching Staff:

The code of conduct for non teaching staff is based on UGC’s MulyaPravah Guidelines

Administrative/ Support staff would

Carry out official decisions and policies faithfully and impartially, seeking to attain the highest possible standards of performances.

Encourage the staff to maximise their efficiency.

Create conditions that inspire teamwork.

Act timely to readdress the genuine grievances.

Maintain the confidentiality of the records and other sensitive matters.

Co-operate and liaison with colleagues, as appropriate, to ensure students receive a coherent and comprehensive educational service.

Care for the institute’s property.

Facilitating congenial environment.

Refrain from any form of discrimination.

Not accept bribes or indulge in any corrupt practices.

Make every effort to complete the assigned work in a time-bound manner.

The Chair of the Principal of a college has got multifaceted roles to play and requires to shoulder multilateral responsibilities having characteristics of a patron, custodian, supervisor, administrator, adjudicator, protector, inspirer and so on. As the Academic and Administrative Head of the Institution, the Principal remains liable to follow certain codes of ethics in her/his conduct as proclaimed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in tandem with the guidelines framed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the set of prescripts enforced by the Government of Maharashtra. The same code of conduct is further applicable, in general, for the college teachers as well as for the administration staff of any organisation.
Salient and significant codes applicable in the conduct of Principal :-

To uphold and upkeep the ethos of inclusiveness in terms of imparting education in the institution.

To protect the collective interest of different sections of the institution so that each of them can perform freely and give their best contribution for the development of the institution.

To nourish and enforce equal treatment towards all the stakeholders in the college so that there remains no scope of any discriminatory practice at any level within the college.

To uphold and maintain the essence of social justice for all the stakeholders irrespective of their caste, creed, race, sex, or religious identity as within the framework of Indian Constitution.

To create and maintain an unbiased gender-free atmosphere within the periphery of the college so that all the stakeholders enjoy equal opportunities.

To generate and maintain required alertness among all the stakeholder of the college so that the chances of incidences of sexual harassment get ever minimized and ultimately eradicated. (The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace: Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013 will provide the redressal measures of issues related to sexual harassment within the boundary of college campus).

To initiate and propagate the spirit of welfare within all the sections of human resources attached directly or indirectly with the college this building mutual confidence amongst them.

To maintain and promote academic activities in the college in all possible avenues already explored and further encouraging exploration of newer avenues for further academic pursuit.

To create an environment conducive for research oriented academic parleys and thus promote research activities in the institution to add further to the knowledge pool.

To uphold, upkeep and enforce discipline in the behavioural manifestation of all the stakeholders of the institution and thus maintain campus-serenity required for academics.

To promote and maintain the practice of extra-curricular activities amongst the students and other human resources of the institution this adding to the societal dynamism simile to the essence-of-life.

To endeavour for the upkeep of tranquility of the region surrounding the college so that academic practices comes to gradual prevalence and only prevail, eventually.

To promote and maintain harmonious relationships of the college with the adjoining society in order to ensure spontaneous flourish and prosperity of all the students of the institution.

To endeavour and strive for maintaining vibrancy of attitudes of all the stakeholders of the institution and thus to nourish & enhance their capabilities. As the academic head of the institution, the Principal should ensure the existence of an academic environment within the College and should endeavour for its enrichment by encouraging research activities. Thus, the Principal should put best efforts to bring in adequate infrastructural and financial support for the college. The Principal should encourage the faculty members of the institution to take up research projects, publish research papers, arrange for regular seminars and participate in conference/symposium/workshop /seminars.

The Management of the college is responsible for ensuring the effective management of the institution and for planning its future development.

The Management should act to approve the mission and strategic vision of the institution, long-term academic plans and ensure that these meet the interests of stakeholders, including students, local communities, government and others representing public interests.

The Management is formed to monitor institutional performance and quality assurance arrangements which should be, where possible and appropriate, benchmarked against other institutions.

The Management ensure compliance with the statutes, ordinances and provisions regulating their institution, including regulations by Statutory bodies, such as UGC, as well as regulations laid out by the state government and the affiliating university.

The Management ensure that non-discriminatory systems are in place to provide equal opportunities for staff members and students.

The Management should actively monitor that the institution implements the requirements of state and national governments for reservations of seats and staff positions and provide required support to minority groups.

The general principle of transparency of the management applies that students and staff of the institution should have appropriate access to information about the proceedings of the Management. All sorts of agendas of meetings, draft minutes (if cleared by the chair) and the signed minutes of management meetings together with the papers considered at meetings should generally be available for inspection by staff and students. There may, however, be matters covered in standing orders where it is necessary to observe confidentiality. Such matters are likely to concern individuals or have commercial sensitivity.

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